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Updating to 2016

Click the month title for bike ride dates, locations, mileages and sponsorships

Cyclists mill around summit of Mt. Diablo after completion of October’s Mt. Diablo Challenge. More than 3,000 feet in 11 miles.

Photo by KAP Cris

January

Stagecoach Century …

February

Tour de Palm Springs, Rice Valley Tandem Rally, Pedaling Paths to Independence, Firecracker Fun Bike Ride, Climate Ride Death Valley. ..

March

Solvang Century and Half-Century, Tour of Borrego, Senorita Century Women’s Bike Ride,  Bikes & Beers San Diego, Seniorita Century, Spring Century, Redlands R.U.F.F., Pedal for Purple …

April

Party Pardee Century, California Classic, Cinderella Classic, Tour de Cure – San Diego, Finish the Ride, Hemet Double and Century, Boob Rides, Sierra Century, Sea Otter Classic Weekend, Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride, Ride Around the Buttes, Napa Valley Cycle for Sight, Primavera Century, Wildflower Century – San Luis Obispo, L’Etape du California, Belgian Waffle and Belgian Wafer, 50-mile Ride, Wildflower Century – Chico, Healdsburg Bicycle Tour, Women’s Gran Fondo, Mother Lode, Tierra Bella 2016, Alpine Challenge

May 

Tour of Novato and West Marin Century, Wine Country Century, RAAM Cycling Challenge, Delta Century, Grizzly Peak Century, Tour de Cure – Yountville, Tour of Long Beach, Tour of the Unknown Coast, Mother Lode Century, Cruisin’ the Conejo, Central Coast Double Century, NorCal AIDS Challenge, Sonoma County Backroad Challenge, California Classic Century Ride, Climate Ride California, Great Western Bike Rally, Spring Borrego Double Ordeal, Hungry Buzzard Century, Tour de Cure – Roseville, Davis Double Century, San Diego Century Bicycle Tour, Ride Ataxia NorCal, Ojai Valley Century, Sierra Century, Auburn Century, Sequoia Century, AIDS Lifecycle…

June 

Tour de Cure — Silicon Valley, Incarnation 100: A Ride to Benefit the Homeless, Mendocino Monster, Mile High Century, Sierra to the Sea Bicycle Tour, Best of the Bay, Palomar Challenge, Activis CF Cycle for Life – Half Moon Bay, Cycle the Sierras, Climb to Kaiser, Giro Bello, Riding the Wild Sierra, Los Angeles River Ride…

July

Marin Headlands Bike Classic, Bike for Breath, Windmill Century, Beach Babe Classic, Tour de Malt, Healdsburg Harvest Century, Fall River Century, Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge …

August

Marin County Century and Mount Tam Double, Tour de Peninsula, Shasta Summit Century, Tour d’Organics, Bike and Brew Fest, Holstein Hundred, Cool Breeze, Tour of Napa, Central Coast Classique, Bike the Bay…

September

Emigrant Trails Bike Trek, Mammoth High Sierra Fall Century, Amtrak Century, Siskiyou Century, Best Buddies Challenge – Hearst Castle, Challenge Ride Fondo, Tour de Tahoe, Santa Clarita Century, Unknown Coast Weekend, Tahoe Sierra Century, Bike MS – Waves to Wine, Rat Beach Bike Tour, Pedal the Cause (San Diego), Napa Ride to Defeat ALS, Princess Challenge, Lighthouse 2015 Ride




October

Levi’s Gran Fondo, Konocti Challenge, Grizzly Century, Activis CF Cycle for Life – San Diego, Mt. Diablo Challenge, Golden Hills Century, MS Coastal Challenge, Bass Lake Powerhouse Double Century, Asti Tour de Vine, Solvang’s Finest Century and Double Century, Spooktacular, Valley Girls Ride, Wheels for Meals Ride, Foxy’s Fall Century, Santa Barbara Century, Miramar Bay to Bay MS Tour, Activis CF Cycle for Life – Sacramento,  Tour de Pink, OC Ride for AIDS, Tour de Sewer Bike Ride, California Dream Ride…

November

Holiday Club Ride and Potluck, Fall Metric Century, Solvang Prelude, Tour de Julian, Le Tour de Foothills, Giro d’ Vino …

December

Bicycle John’s Holiday Benefit, Borrego Springs, Christmas Bike Trip …

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  1. andie

    I am looking to post some bike races I am hosting on the event calendar. How do I go about this?

    1. Maryann

      We have a wonderful annual event “Share The Road Ride” on October 8th.
      This year we will have a 25 mile, 50 mile, 60 mile metric century, a bypass and challenge century.
      All proceeds go to the Soaring Spirits Foundation, a not for profit organization started by a woman who’s husband was killed while cycling.

      Most of us cyclists know of someone that has been tragically killed or hurt on our bike paths.

      The entry fees are tax deductible. Trek Bikes donates 2 bikes and we have hundreds of other raffles and gifts.
      We have a safety class for kids, bounce house and kids and free bike repair and helmet adjustments.

      How can we get this event posted to your site?

  2. Nan Rumsey

    Come ride the 19th Holstein Hundred Charity Bike/Walk, Sat., August 18, 2012.
    Register online: http://www.wmss.org/holstein

    Choose the right distance: 100, 65, 35, or 15-mile route winding along the Marin and Sonoma coast, Tomales Bay and rolling hills with happy Holstein cows and enjoy locally grown and baked food, begins/ends at Petaluma JUNIOR High, Petaluma, CA 94952

    New walking/hiking event from Junior High to/from Helen Putnam Regional Park.
    Call West Marin Senior Services 415/ 663-8148

    Our mission is helping seniors live long, live well and live at home.

  3. Marjie Hancock

    Please contact us. We’d like to find out about advertising on your site

    Footbrakellc@gmail.com

  4. rob swain

    I would like to update my annual century ride information on the ride calendar. Please direct me on how to do this. Thanks.

  5. sue pollock

    Please post our event on your ride calendar:

    Tour of Novato, Metric Century, May 4th

    Thanks!

  6. Rob Swain

    I am trying to post a 2014 century ride to the calendar but unable to find how. Will you please use the information below to post for me. Thanks.

    Motherlode Century : May 10 Coloma/Lotus Valley. 28, 64, 78, 84, & 97 mile routes.
    Rolling through ranch, forest, farms, and vineyards the Motherlode Century guides you through some of Northern California’s most beautiful landscapes The 28 mile (3,009’ of climbing) loop features a fantastic panoramic view of the valley, while the 64 mile, (7,186’), 78 mile (8,653’), 84 mile (9,338’), and 97 mile (11,091′) routes add a remote canyon with rewarding climbs and awe inspiring scenery. Goody bag, delectable aid stations, lunch stop and fully sagged with mechanics, first aid, radio & cell communications for all, and a logo t-shirt is given for those that register early. Post ride soak in the cool river, hot showers and massage available. All riders will enjoy a delicious riverside dinner with live music following the ride. We deliver what avid cyclists value.
    The entry is affordable, and the riding is outstanding. Earthtrek Expeditions offers $10 camping, and tent cabins, and other resorts offer cabins and RV spots in addition to camping to keep your group with different needs all together. Expand your weekend experience with a rafting trip, a walk through time at the adjacent Gold Discovery State Park, hiking, mountain biking or a visit to the many local wineries and micro-breweries! For more info go to http://www.motherlodecentury.com

  7. Beth Kline

    I am hoping to post a gran fondo in California on your website. How do I go about this?

  8. James Farrell

    This century will be doing it’s 3rd occurrence: http://www.konoctichallenge.com on Oct 4, 2014.

  9. Ron

    This is worthless. Event dates and links are needed. I tried to,google some of the events and they are not in the month,shown.

    1. Gene Bisbee

      Ron, like it says at top… “Click the month title for bike ride dates, locations, mileages and sponsorships.” Still updating, however.

  10. Bob Oh

    In your California list of bike rides, you list the “Pasadena Marathon Bike Tour”. I can’t find any info on it. Do you know the date, or have any Beta…?

  11. Ryan

    WHAT: 2015 San Mateo County Parks Foundation Tour de Peninsula Presented by Whole Foods Market
    WHEN: Sunday, August 2, 2015, rides start at 7:00 am and 8:00 am, kids/family at 12:00 noon.
    WHERE: Start/finish at Eucalyptus Picnic Area, Coyote Point Park, San Mateo, California.
    WHY: A fun and enjoyable day’s cycling and outdoor festivities with friends and family of all ages. Proceeds benefit San Mateo County Parks Foundation and Bicycle Sunday—car free biking on Cañada Road.
    INFO: http://supportparks.org/tdp/, click the TdP logo.

    Event Description
    The 2015 Tour de Peninsula offers Bay Area families a day of fun, fitness, and healthy family activities. Now in its 24th year, this ride is one of Northern California’s most fun recreational cycling rides/family/social gatherings. Held in beautiful Coyote Point Park, alongside the San Francisco Bay in San Mateo, the TdP is a perennial highlight of the Bay Area’s recreational calendar. The TdP offers a variety of great cycling routes designed for all levels, from young children and first time riders, to serious cyclists. During and after the ride a day of family fun activities takes place in the park, with a children’s playground, barbecuing, picnics and live music. Proceeds benefit the San Mateo County Parks Foundation, and Bicycle Sunday: car free biking on Cañada Road.

    Route Options
    Kids Route: A closed bike trail loop surrounding the start/finish – 2-6 miles – begins at 12 noon
    Short Route: For beginner to intermediate cyclists – 20 miles – begins at 8 am
    Long Route: For intermediate to experienced cyclists – 31 miles – begins at 8 am
    Metric Century: For advanced cyclists – 63 miles (contains short-cut for 56-mile option) – begins at 7 am

    Registration & Packet Pickup
    Until June 30: Kids 11 and under, free. 12-17 year olds, $20. Adults 18 and over, $45.
    July 1- July 30: Kids 11 and under, free. 12-17 years, $25. Adults 18 and over, $50.
    Day of Event: Kids 11 and under, free. 12-17 years, $25. Adults 18 and over, $55.Paid Registration for 12 and older includes T-shirt.
    ONLINE REG. DEADLINE: July 30 http://supportparks.org/tdp/registration.html Ride-day registration is available, beginning at 6:00 am.
    General Inquiries tdp@supportparks.org, 650-321-1638
    Media Inquiries Paul Skilbeck: pskilbeck@o2sm.com, 415-516-1444

    To Volunteer
    http://www.supportparks.org/tdp/volunteers.html or volunteer tab on TdP pages at Supportparks.org, or call 650-321-5812

  12. Janae

    Hi Biking Bis,

    I would like to include our list of cycling events geared toward getting more women cycling – and offering various levels of challenge for the rider as well.

    It’s all under the California Girl Series website – four cycling events of various lengths and we also have two women’s half marathons. We do welcome men to register and participate or join our support team.

    Thank you,

    Janae Noble, Event Director

  13. Rob Josephson

    Davis Double Century
    Ride 200 miles in one day through Yolo, Solano, Napa, and Lake counties on the most popular and one of the best supported double centuries in California. Always the 3rd Saturday in May.

    The 47th Davis Double Century will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Registration opens on March 1, 2016. More information is available at the link:

    http://www.davisbikeclub.org/annual_events/davis_double_century

  14. Rob Josephson

    2015 Foxy’s Fall Century – Saturday, October 17
    Three distances – 100 mile, 100k, and a 50k family ride. Always the 3rd Saturday in October.

    Online Registration Opens August 1

    Davis Bike Club extends this invitation to ride and enjoy our premier late-season event, Foxy’s Fall Century. Often stated to be the ideal first century ride, it offers challenges, distances, and scenery for riders of all levels. We offer three distance rides:

    50 km family ride
    100 km metric century
    100 mile full century
    On the 100-mile course, a well-marked route, guides you through the orchards of Solano County and the rolling hills of Napa County. Rest, water, and lunch stops along the route will keep you riding through the day. The 100-mile ride offers the most challenging of the three courses with ~3000 feet of climbing. A delicious pasta dinner awaits you at the finish.

    The 100km ride, ~1200 feet of climbing, is a good ride for most recreational cyclists. The route will go out to Pleasants Valley Road, turning right along the beautiful rolling hills to Putah Creek Road for lunch before the return to Davis for a pasta dinner.

    The 50km ride – to introduce families to cycling. This flat route goes through orchards and farmlands to Winters for a relaxing break, with food and beverages at Rotary Park, before returning to Davis for a pasta dinner. On this course, Kids 12 years old and under ride free when accompanied by a registered adult.

    More information is available at the link below:

    http://www.davisbikeclub.org/annual_events/foxys_fall_century

  15. Maryann

    Share The Road Ride
    Join us for the 7th Annual
    Share the Road Ride
    Saturday, October 8, 2016
    See staggered start times below
    DMV parking lot 3855 Alamo Street Simi Valley

    Click Here to Register Now

    Pre-Registration: Get all squared away for the ride by registering on Friday afternoon! You can sign your ride waiver, pick up your rider number, grab your goody bag, and buy tickets for our fantastic raffle on Friday, October 7, 2016 at All Pro Bikes located at 2385 Tapo St. Simi Valley, Ca. Just look for the Share the Road Ride signs and our registration team will be waiting to welcome you! Packet pick-up will be open from 4:00-7:00PM.

    Directions
    Simi Valley is located at the Eastern border of Ventura County. Situated to the Northwest of the San Fernando Valley, take the 118 Freeway to the TAPO CANYON EXIT. Travel one block North to Alamo street. Turn left into parking area. Lots of parking for all. *Please use caution as the parking entrance is also the Start/Finish!*

    Description
    The seventh annual SHARE THE ROAD RIDE Takes place in beautiful Simi Valley, California. Home of the infamous Simi ride that takes place every Saturday of the year. Simi Valley is a cycling mecca that caters to amateurs and pros alike. Offering safe, well-maintained roads with various terrains, and beautiful vistas. This years Century offers a revised route that includes both great climbing and scenic flats!

    Rides
    Century Challenge, Century Bypass, Half Century, & 25 Mile City Tour

    Century 100 Miles (Challenge or Bypass)
    Our Century route travels around Simi Valley, then through our neighboring community of Moorpark. This portion will travel over rolling hills through citrus and avocado groves. Then spilling into the farmlands of Camarillo and back to the finish in Simi Valley. Featuring 5571 feet of climbing for the challenge Century, or 4685 feet of climbing for the bypass…your legs will know you’ve done some work

    100 Challenge Course
    100 Bypass Course

    Half Century 50 Miles
    Our Half Century tours the cities Simi Valley and Moorpark. A good medium ride with 1765’ of elevation gain. Rolling hills with some great views.

    50 Mile Course

    25 Mile City Tour
    Our City tour offers great views of beautiful Simi Valley! Rated easy to moderate with some challenges. A total of 825’ of elevation gain, a good challenging 25 mile ride.

    25 Mile Course

    Ride Fee Schedule
    $55.00 per rider through 10/7/16
    $70.00 per tandem through 10/7/2016

    Day of Registration:
    $65 per rider
    $80 per tandem

    Minors must be accompanied by an adult during the ride. Wearing a helmet is mandatory for all riders.

    Get a FREE Share the Road T-shirt with your early registration! Spread the Share the Road message every time you wear your shirt! To reserve your free shirt you must register before 9/15/2016. T-shirts will not be included in registrations received after 9/15/16.

    Details:
    Rides will be sent off in waves: 7:00AM for the century, 7:30AM for the half-century, and 8:00AM for the 25 mile ride. Feel free to start early for the later rides, but the course will not be open until 7:00AM.

    SAG support will be available throughout the course starting at 7:00AM. SAG stops will provide: electrolytes, water, snacks, an on-site mechanic, and basic tools. Please carry water, tubes, and any nutrition you need for your ride distance. Additional water-only stops will be available along the route.

    Packet pick-up will be held at All Pro Bikes 2385 Tapo St. Simi Valley, Ca 93063 on Friday, October 7th from 4:00-7:00PM.

    Onsite, same day ride registration will open at 6:00AM on October 8th at the ride start: 3855 Alamo St. Simi Valley, Ca 93063.

    Free parking is available at the event, please follow posted signs.

    Memorial Miles Dedication
    Share the Road Ride will be spreading the message about the need to safely share the road, as well as honoring the memories of cyclists who have lost their lives in traffic-related accidents. Soaring Spirits International is proud to honor your loved one with our Memorial Miles dedication. We will create a large printed photo board for each honored cyclist that includes a photo, their birth/death dates, and a personal message of your choice. The boards will be displayed along the 25 mile City Tour ride route. Inclusion in our Memorial Miles Dedication is free of charge, though any donation you would like to make in memory of your loved one is welcome. To include a cyclist in our Memorial Miles Dedication, please download the form at the bottom of this page, and follow the included instructions. Completed forms should be sent to contact@soaringspirits.org.

    Click here to download the Dedication Form.

    Bicycle Expo at Start / Finish
    Bike Expo at Finish Line featuring a free BBQ lunch for riders, music, vendors, and great prize giveaways!

    Custom Jerseys at an AWESOME price! New Jerseys for 2016 will be available soon!

  16. Mark

    Hi gang,

    We are reaching out in hopes of being listed on your events calendar for this year.

    Cycle The Sierra is a fun ride for adventurous types in support of different conservation non-profit organizations. The details are below. Thanks for your kind consideration and support. We hope to see some of you out with us this year… it’s truly a blast!

    Event name- Cycle The Sierra

    Website and/or e-mail-
    http://www.cyclethesierra.com

    Type of event- Multi-Day Ride (5 days)
    Event date(s)- June 18-22, 2016
    Location (Start/Finish/Loop)- Grass Valley, CA
    Total Distance- 300 miles (5 days)
    Starting time- 8am
    Registration deadline- Until filled (space limited)
    Fees- $855 (all inclusive)

    Ride Description- CYCLE THE SIERRA is an annual cycling event that takes place in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. This fully supported, five-day journey takes riders on a 300-mile loop through breathtaking country, beneath granite peaks, through evergreen forests and to alpine hot springs. We’ll ride through iconic locations like Lake Tahoe and the area where gold was discovered starting the California Gold Rush, over the 4th highest bridge in the US, and through numerous unique and historical communities along the way.

    Each day cyclists travel roughly 60 miles. At night, we camp together under the stars. Camps will feature delicious catered food, live music, a beer and wine garden, massage therapists, bike mechanics and other cyclists letting loose on vacation from all over the United States.

    If you like being a part of truly beautiful mountain scenery, good food and live music, relaxing with a cold beer after a great ride, spending time with old friends and meeting new, CYCLE THE SIERRA is an event you don’t want to miss!

    Phone- 530-320-1625
    Address- PO Box 574, Lotus CA 95651

    Contact person- Mark Reiner
    E-mail- info@cyclethesierra.com

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